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Seychelles Garden of Eden - or rather Eden Island

Eden Island, man-made though by first time visitors often mistaken as a ‘real island’ continues to be the success story it was intended to become, when the idea was first launched a few years ago.

Now largely complete, with shopping, offices, apartments, condominiums, residences and of course the all important marina, the island today has 580 completed residential units available, of which some 460 have now been sold.

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Air Seychelles Ups Flights

Following the recent arrival of Air Seychelles’ first Airbus A330-200, the airline has announced that it will double its Johannesburg services to four return flights a week from 1 December.

Air Seychelles Hosts Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013

President James Michel received Patrick Vieira from Manchester City FC at State House last week.  Mr Vieira is currently in the country to lead a series of soccer clinics for young Seychellois athletes who wish to further develop their talents in this sport.

President Michel welcomed him to the Seychelles and conveyed his appreciation and gratitude for coming here.

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Agnes Gerry is Crowned Miss Seychelles

Agnes Gerry was crowned Miss Seychelles 2013 at a spectacular event held at the Eden Plaza on Saturday 25 May.  She will go on to represent Seychelles at the Miss World 2013 pageant taking place in Indonesia in September.  The first runner up was Aisha Hoareau and second runner up was Lindy Barallon.

Special awards

 

People's Choice Award: Lindy Barallon

Miss Photogenic Award: Aisha Hoareau

Best Evening Gown Award: Franchesca Lablache

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Seychelles Presents Business-Friendly Opportunities

Through its stable, open and business-friendly environment, Seychelles is eager to position itself as a stepping stone for Chinese investors into Africa.

 

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Seychelles tourism earnings jump 17% in 2012

(Reuters) - Tourism earnings in the Seychelles rose by 17 percent to 3 billion rupees ($250.83 million), the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

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Air Seychelles increases international route capacity

Air Seychelles recently introduced an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on its international routes and doubled its Mahe–Abu Dhabi return services from two to four a week. The aircraft and schedule change increase the airline’s international route capacity by approximately 40 per cent. 

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President Zuma in Seychelles for Madagascar meeting

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa arrived in Seychelles early this morning for an important meeting with the rival political leaders of Madagascar. 

President Zuma, the chairman of SADC, was met at the airport by President James Michel, who is hosting current leader Andriy Rajaelina and former President Marc Ravalomanana on the resort island of Desroches.  The South African and Seychellois presidents flew to Desroches for the conclusion of SADC and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) efforts to resolve the political issues of Madagascar.

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African Football Federations Meet in Seychelles

President James Michel, the Patron of the Seychelles Football Federation, welcomed delegates to the opening of  the 8th Extraordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the Ephelia Resort, Port Launay on Monday morning. 

The opening was attended by Vice-President Danny Faure, the President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), Mr Sepp Blatter, the President of the CAF, Mr Issa Hayatou, CAF Vice-President, Mr Suketu Patel, Seychelles Football Federation Chairman, Mr Joel Decommarmond, as well as Ministers and conference delegates.

The President welcomed the delegates to Seychelles and spoke of the important contributions that football can bring to the development of young people across the African continent.  The President also spoke of the progress Seychelles has made in football competitions in the region.

During his address, the President of FIFA, Mr. Sepp Blatter commended the choice of Seychelles as the venue for the CAF meeting, calling the islands ‘a paradise where hospitality is remarkable.’ Mr. Blatter also noted that Seychelles exemplifies the diversity of the world of football where both large and small countries participate in sporting matches of the global arena.